How to Create a Coupon Binder

Recently, I created a very basic simple coupon binder but found that if I really want to get serious into this coupon business, then I need a better one that will keep me totally organized!  So, I decided to create a new and improved coupon binder and thought it would be fun to show you via video instead of photos!  And because I have deaf readers, … [Read more...]

Magic Bullet To Go Giveaway! OVER

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The big Sunday football game is right around the corner and what better helper could you ask for to help you make all those appetizing dips and delicious food than the Magic Bullet To Go! Well, maybe a chef to actually make the food for you right? lol I know many folks who have these small food appliances in their homes, including my mom. I … [Read more...]

Hold on, Steers in the Yard


Oh yes, this is something I say on a regular basis around here.  I'll be skyping with my friends and then say, "Hold on, there are steers in the yard."  Or yearlings, or whatever happens to be in the yard that day....Anyways, just in case some are wondering if I really do have them in my yard, I wanted to share proof!  For some strange reason, city … [Read more...]

Gel Pro Chef’s Mat


This give is part of the Bloggy Giveaways!  Go check it out for hundreds of other giveaways.  (starts at 8am CST). The gel comfort technology in the Gel Pro Chef’s Mat alleviates nagging foot & back pain, so that you can enjoy your time standing there cooking, or washing dishes! I love it. I had this in my holiday gift guide and it was a … [Read more...]

Bloggy Giveaway – Flip Video Camera


It's that time again, time for the quarterly bloggy giveaways!  I'll keep this short and's midnight here and I'm tired. Up for grabs is a PINK Flip Video Camera.  They are so cool.  2 members of my foodie community won one and they are having a blast with them! HOW TO ENTER Leave a comment telling me what some of your favorite … [Read more...]

Gerber Educates to Start Healthy, Stay Healthy


Did you know that French fries are the most commonly consumed vegetable by toddlers age 15-24 months? (Not surprising to me at all actually.) Or that soda is being served to infants as young as 8 months? These are the  findings from Gerber’s Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS), a groundbreaking study of the dietary patterns and nutrient … [Read more...]

Quaker Oats Contest – Help the Hungry

You can't get much more of a hearty breakfast than oatmeal, and I have a great recipe to get you on the right track, Banana Nut Oatmeal, using Quaker Oats of course.  Eating Oatmeal also helps fight cardiovascular disease so it's a great habit to start. It's no surprise to me that Quaker is bringing you this very cool 25 Bloggers, 25 Days … [Read more...]

Up Close and Personal


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Fast Freebies

For updates on the Peanut Butter Recall 2009, check out the FDA. I've been super busy guys but I did come across a couple of freebies for you.  I've been adding coupons to my binder daily and getting ready to go on my first shopping spree with those coupons!  In the meantime, get your freebies!!  Oh, and don't forget, on my cowboy blog, I'll be … [Read more...]

Git Cattle Git


Instead of roundin' them up, he's shooing them away. Little man thinks it's his job to shoo the cattle away every time they come near the house; I think he does a fine job at it! And the shooing begins.... Git, psst, git! Are you talkin' to me? Oh it's on like Donkey Kong! Called for extra backup;) … [Read more...]

A Very Basic Coupon Binder


If that's what you want to call it. I basically just took a folder, some plastic sheets, paper, and tape to create this one. I figure it will be my temp to get by until I truly learn the world of couponing! And to keep with the true spirit of the term frugal, I only used supplies I had around my house. I didn't go and buy anything new which is … [Read more...]

Card Cubby Organizer!

cardcubby LOVE this cute little Card Cubby.  It holds everything from gift cards & business cards to your license and money. I'll be using it at all the upcoming conferences and plan to even give a couple as gifts! It's 5x3 and perfect for your desktop or for you purse, which is where I'll keep mine.  You … [Read more...]

No Longer a Starbucks Virgin


Yep, I went and did it, got de-virginized in NYC by drinking my first Starbucks Coffee that is. I went with Pumpkin Spice that came highly recommended from Tara, who also said it's a seasonal coffee. I have to say, I LOVED it. For those of you who don't know, not only had I not had Starbucks, I've never drank coffee period so this was a … [Read more...]

Finding Faith – Believing and Reaching Out


Previously on Finding Faith, I talked about my struggles with faith and  whether or not God truly exists in my eyes.  On the 3 hour flight to New York, I was able to finish the book I started called "The Case for Christ". When I first started reading the book on the plane, I noticed right away that the person beside me and across me were … [Read more...]

FREE Eat Better in America Coupons!

Just thought I'd share these coupons, $10 worth to help you eat better in America! It also has healthy eating tips and healthy recipes!  Just trying to be frugal ya know! And if you know of any coupons or anything, check out my personal blog for a frugal idea/tip roundup! You can link your own post or just a link to a great steal or coupon! … [Read more...]

XLIII Super Bowl Football Pepsi Giveaway Party


Are you ready for some football?!!! I know I am and can't wait for the Super Bowl game but in the mean time, I've got a great Pepsi giveaway for you that is jam packed with goodies! Before I get to the giveaway, I want to encourage you to check out Refresh Everything.  The question, "What would you say to the man who is about to refresh … [Read more...]

Thalia in New York City

I was in NYC the last few days and had the chance to eat at a much fancier restaurant, that is normally available to me, called Thalia. Now many of you have probably eaten at places like this many times but I have not so even ordering the food was an issue for me.  I didn't know what this was or that but with the help of my blogging friends, I was … [Read more...]

In New York City with some Amazing Women


I had the chance to meet up with some amazing women in New York over the past few days and I was taken away by the beauty within in the city and within these ladies. This was my first trip ever to NYC and it was breathtaking. Not that I would want to raise children in such a town but to see the Statue of Liberty and Times Square gave me this … [Read more...]

Mixin’ It Up with My Wooden Spoon


So if you don't already know, I have my own Blog Talk Radio show called Mixin' it up with My Wooden Spoon, on the Eleven Moms channel. No, I haven't done a show yet because frankly, I'm a little skeered!  I'll be scheduling one soon enough though and hope that you guys all listen in when I do have one so that I don't look like a total loser … [Read more...]

100 Calorie Little Debbie Snacks

In my quest to lose weight this year, I'm on the prowl for TASTY GOOD snacks that I can indulge in--Snacks that are going to soothe the craving.  I've tried another brand (WW) that were so horrible that even my kids wouldn't eat them and they eat everything!  But these Little Debbie Snacks?  These are sooooo good.  You would have no clue that they … [Read more...]

Sitting Back and Observing

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool I've been blogging a while now and I've seen how people work and what their true motives/intentions are.  Heck, I've even watched myself go from this, to that, to this.......... It really bothers me when people think you are so naive that you won't see through their … [Read more...]

Handmade Cowboy Spurs – Mermaid

handmade cowboy spurs

I haven't posted a picture of anything my husband's built lately but we recently listed the cowboy spurs so I thought I'd share with ya!  They feature a mermaid on one side and two hearts on the other.  They end on January 11th in case you know someone interested! … [Read more...]

Over 50 of My Favorite Songs

I'm always curious as to what people listen to and thought it would be fun to tell you what some of my favorites songs are.  When I get my new iPhone, you can be that I'll ALL of these mp3s for sure! SPANISH *Linda Ronstadt & her entire album of Canciones de mi Padre Ramon Ayala with Tragos Amargos My very own Father-in-Law:) … [Read more...]

Shopping at Cato Fashions on the ‘Right’ Side


So I had a big ol' shopping excursion yesterday at Cato Fashions which if you recall, I was mistaken  for being pregnant on my last trip.  But not this time.  This time I had a wonderful girl who obviously is way more cool than myself and pretty much took me under a her wing. See, when you walk into CATO, on the left side, you'll find all the … [Read more...]

Grocery Shopping Tips to Save Time and Money

Something I have decided to implement this New Year is a more frugal way of living. And in my journey to become frugal, I plan to share my tips that I've learned and try,  on to you! I think with the economy like it is right now, it would be in ALL of our best interest to find ways to save money. With that said........ Coupons and … [Read more...]

Culinary and Creative Arts with Fruits and Vegetables

paper box

There are some amazing artists out there and culinary artists are no exception!  I'm amazed at what they can create and wanted to share some with you that you may or may not have seen.  Check out the slide show and some of the other amazing pieces of culinary art I found too!  And if you think you want more as a collector or someone … [Read more...]

He’s Just So Dang Cute


Random photos of my little man.  I've got a million things to do this evening so this is what you get from me tonight! PJs are from grandparents! Pony is from Walmart:) The next domino champion! … [Read more...]